One of SoHum’s Most Wanted Arrested at the Fortuna Safeway
Two Fortuna Police officers arrest one of Southern Humboldt’s most wanted. [Photo provided by a witness.]
One of Southern Humboldt’s most wanted was arrested yesterday afternoon at the Fortuna Safeway. Sgt. Charles Ellebrecht confirmed that the Fortuna Police Department had been tipped off that Brett Mehrtens was in the area. Officers responded and arrested him at approximately 3:15 p.m.
Brett Mehrtens had only been added to Southern Humboldt’s most wanted list on December 29. He was wanted for multiple warrants including one for assault with a deadly weapon.
According to Ellebrecht, Mehrtens was “booked into Jail on his warrants.” Mehrtens remains in jail at this time.